Every Monday, join us here as we plan to highlight a few positions that we think you'll find particularly interesting. Learn more by checking out each pick on Handshake. While you're there, see what other interesting opportunities you find! Handshake is a great way to start exploring your career options and it is also the best way to stay informed on what you need to know as a job or internship seeker while you're a student here at U of M. Besides housing job & internship opportunities, Handshake also contains information about employer presentations, career fairs, work-shops, and on-campus interviews.
NICOLE'S PICK: Project Management Apprenticeship at Jellyvision
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 21, 2016
I recently visited the Jellyvision Lab in Chicago with a group of UofM students on an Immersion over Spring Break. Our experience at Jellyvision was great, and this is a company that really values the culture of their organization as well as the hard work that they all put in as a team. Jellyvision talks people through big life decisions, like selecting a health insurance plan, saving for retirement, managing finances, and navigating a career. Their recipe: behavioral science, cutting-edge tech, great writing, purposeful humor, original animation, and oregano.
Jellyvision currently has 7 positions available in Handshake but the one I am choosing to write about is the Project Management Apprenticeship.
Jellyvision's paid apprenticeship program is cool because they hire on graduating seniors for a 6-8 month time period that is packed with a ton of experience. At the end of your apprenticeship period, you could be offered a full time position to stay on, but they also were very certain in the fact that the experience you gain during your apprenticeship will carry you far into the world of technology as you look for your next opportunity. Project Management Apprentices are an integral part of the ALEX team. As an apprentice, you will work closely with ALEX Experts and learn the ins and outs of product implementation and benefits communications. Every day at Jellyvision is different, but here are some things you’ll be working on:
- Entering and updating client benefit information using Jellyvision’s web-based application.
- Working with an Implementation Expert (IE) to manage production schedules and meet project deadlines.
- Populating email templates and client documents for IEs to send internally and externally.
- Taking notes during, and participating in, client phone calls.
- Assisting with technical troubleshooting & resolving bugs.
- Managing and mailing client gifts.
- Taking on other ad-hoc projects to help with the production and implementation process.
The apprenticeship will provide great training for anyone interested in learning about project management.
They are looking for bright-minded individuals with a thirst to learn, a can-do spirit, and the ability to be the ultimate team player.
You can find this position by searching for 'Jellyvision' on Handshake.
EMILY'S PICK: Art Direction/Designer Intern at Solve
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 20, 2016
If you want to obtain great hands-on experience in a creative field such as Art Directing, Advertising, Copywriting, or Designing, this internship at Solve might be a perfect fit. Located in downtown Minneapolis, Solve is a young ad agency on the rise. In fact, it was voted "Small Agency of the Year" by Ad Age and some of their current clients include: Porsche, Founders Brewing, Bentley Motors, True Value Hardware, President Cheese and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. If you are skilled in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, those would be great technical skills to highlight on your resume. A typical day in this internship would involve assisting mentors with day-to-day activities, working one-on-one with professionals, completing jobs with them as if you were a full=time employee at Solve. It is also a paid opportunity!
AMY'S PICK: HR Benefits Intern at City of Ann Arbor
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 23, 2016
This is a paid position working with the City of Ann Arbor as an HR Intern. In this role, the intern will assist with the administrative functions of the Wellness Incentive Program and research ideas for developing the Program further. This is a unique opportunity to work in HR around wellness issues, and in the Ann Arbor area!